17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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17 days in India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Coonoor
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Coimbatore
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Madurai
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
7
Manali
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

2
nights
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Church and then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Murugan Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Moyar River.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online sightseeing planner .

Hyderabad to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Hyderabad in June: high temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) hover around 31°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Coonoor.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Moyar River
Highlights from your plan
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake
St. Stephen's Church
St. Stephen's Church

1
night
Coonoor

Coonoor ©
A small town up in the hills, Coonoor has a wealth of scenic sights and pleasant urban places of interest.
On the 2nd (Tue), stop by The Shop.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Coonoor itinerary builder .

Coonoor is just a short distance from Ooty (Udhagamandalam). When traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Coonoor, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Coonoor

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sim`s Park ©
Sim`s Park
All Saints Church ©
All Saints Church
The Shop ©
The Shop

4
nights
Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) and Sri Nandi Temple. Escape the urban bustle at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary and Shivasamudram Falls. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Namdroling Monastery, see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Museum, take in the exciting artwork at The Hobby Place, and explore the world behind art at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Coonoor to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Coonoor in July, plan for slightly colder days in Mysuru (Mysore), with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shivasamudram Falls, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

2
nights
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
You've now added Adiyogi Shiva to your itinerary. On the 8th (Mon), buy something for everyone on your list at Brookefields Mall, appreciate the history behind Adiyogi Shiva, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Marudamalai Temple, and finally pedal to the sights with Triumph Expeditions. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhyanalinga Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple, and then examine the collection at Gedee Car Museum.

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Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Coimbatore: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Marudamalai Temple ©
Marudamalai Temple
Dhyanalinga ©
Dhyanalinga
Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple ©

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and then take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kodaikanal trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Coimbatore to Kodaikanal takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Coimbatore in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kodaikanal, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Kurinji Andavar Temple ©
Kurinji Andavar Temple

2
nights
Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
On the 11th (Thu), examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then explore the historical opulence of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodal Azhagar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Madurai day trip planning site .

Getting from Kodaikanal to Madurai by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In July in Madurai, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at International Roerich Memorial Trust, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manikaran Gurudwara.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Manali trip tool .

Getting from Madurai to Manali by flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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